Goldenrod or Ragweed

Asked September 2, 2019, 8:16 PM EDT

Can you tell me if the attached photos is Goldenrod or Ragweed? If it is Ragweed any suggestions since my wife is allergic to it.

Hennepin County Minnesota goldenrod ragweed

1 Response

I believe that is goldenrod. Here are two links. You will note the leaves on ragweed becomes fernlike. Also, the stems are supposed to be somewhat hairy. Click on the box which says ragweed to open it. https://extension.umn.edu/weed-identification/annual-broadleaf-weeds#ragweed%2C-common-8380610
There are link to other varieties of goldenrod in the link I am giving you: https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/early-goldenrod